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Started Jun 22

Swag, Piracy and Memories
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Audio Experimentation
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Summer Improvements

The last week or so here in Las Vegas, summer has really come on with a vengeance. It's 100 degrees before 10 a.m. in the morning. Summer, it seems, is either a time of frantic busy-ness (think summer stock theatres roaring to life with their insane schedules) or it can be an amazing time to re-tool and improve for the future. And last week was also a great time for that.TCG held its annual conference, with a great session entitled "Hiring for Change, Racial & Ethnic Diversity in Production…See More
Jun 22
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Congrats to all the Tony Nominees and Winners!

Congrats to all the Tony Award winners and nominees! We have a full list of all the winners speeches after the jump -- so check 'em out! Also big congrats to Michael Hirt! He won our Tony Awards Pool with 18 correct! That's pretty phenomenal. It was also a big night for women at the Awards, with Marianne Elliott taking home the Best Direction of a Play Tony for her work on The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. And when Lisa Kron (Best Book, Best Original Score) and Jeanine Tesori…See More
Jun 8
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2015 TheatreFace and Stage Directions Tony Awards Pick 'Em Pool!

The Tony Awards are almost here! The Awards take place this Sunday, June 7, from 8 p.m to 11 p.m. in a time zone near you. (Which is to say, they're tape delayed on the West Coast.) If you want to follow along live to the ceremonies -- and support the sound design community and their collaborators, may I…See More
Jun 1
Newton Koshi replied to Jacob Coakley's discussion Swag, Piracy and Memories
"..I think you just did...it's serious business in the Theatre world. "
May 26
Jacob Coakley posted a discussion

Swag, Piracy and Memories

My editor's note for the next issue of Stage Directions talk about the way we keeps shows alive -- whether that's swag from shows we worked on (show t-shirts, jackets, opening gifts, etc.); souvenirs from shows we loved (Les Mis producers made BANK off of Cosette t-shirts); or even a little bit of piracy. (I recently watched a bootleg recording of Bullets Over Broadway, filmed from between mezzanine railings. Not the best recording, but seeing as that production is dead, dead, dead it was the…See More
May 26
Jacob Coakley replied to Jacob Coakley's discussion Audio Experimentation
"Good point! Hadn't thought about the localization problem -- wondering if they're doing some higher-math with the precedence effect? I.e., giving a small signal from the stage, and then boosting it with audio from a different direction?…"
May 5
Terry Nelson replied to Jacob Coakley's discussion Audio Experimentation
"Hi Jacob, interesting post and, like you, I will be interested to get reactions on this. For me, the question will be: do I want to see a band onstage and hear them from overhead? It seems to me that localisation is going to be the main problem…"
May 5
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Audio Experimentation

I was reading the New York Times this weekend (yes, I still read the Times. And yes, it's still on paper) and I could hardly miss a great big article about U2's new tour. Buried in the middle of the article that was mainly about how the band is trying to prove they're still relevant was a bit about how they're trying something new with the sound system in their new tour: The tour’s most striking innovation isn’t immediately obvious. U2 has moved its sound system to arena ceilings: an oval of 12…See More
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Congrats to all the Tony Nominees and Winners!

Congrats to all the Tony Award winners and nominees! We have a full list of all the winners speeches after the jump -- so check 'em out! Also big congrats to Michael Hirt! He won our Tony Awards Pool with 18 correct! That's pretty phenomenal. It was also a big night for women at the Awards, with Marianne Elliott taking home the Best Direction of a Play Tony for her work on The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. And when Lisa Kron (Best Book, Best Original Score) and Jeanine…

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Posted on June 8, 2015 at 1:00pm

2015 TheatreFace and Stage Directions Tony Awards Pick 'Em Pool!

The Tony Awards are almost here! The Awards take place this Sunday, June 7, from 8 p.m to 11 p.m. in a time zone near you. (Which is to say, they're tape delayed on the West Coast.) If you want to follow along live to the ceremonies -- and support the sound design community and their…

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Posted on June 1, 2015 at 11:30am

USITT 2015 Videos

I shot 22 videos at USITT 2015, covering a whole raft of products, companies and gear -- and even an interview with the executive director of USITT, David Grindle. Given that there were so many videos, hopefully you can forgive me for taking so long to post them all... In any event, here's your extreme USITT 2015 video round-up! Enjoy! If you want to jump straight to a video, here's the alphabetical list: …

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Posted on April 13, 2015 at 12:00pm

Makers Audio at USITT 2015

Alright! Here we go. My last session of USITT 2015, Makers Audio. From the the session description: 

Explore the makers movement and how its tools can be used in theatre to solve sound challenges. Arduino, Raspberry Pi, circuit bending and putting it all together. Participants are encouraged to bring their…

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Posted on March 21, 2015 at 12:30pm

RC4 Wireless - A Life Untethered - Wireless Dimming for Props, Costumes, and Set Pieces at USITT 2015

Hello all! I will be live-blogging this session starting at 4:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, March 18. Check back then for pics, ideas, gear news and more! …

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Posted on March 18, 2015 at 9:00am

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At 6:26pm on December 19, 2010, Shan Ayers said…
No worries about the blog Jacob. I love the idea and can't wait to read more
At 11:46am on November 8, 2010, Nancy O'Banion said…
HI. I teach a High School Theatre 3/4 class. We are working on audition materials for college auditions. I'm not able to get the students out of class for the scheduled time of the chat. Is there a place we could look at the chat after it has happened?
At 4:51pm on March 18, 2010, Steve Shelley said…
hi jacob; just a quick note. a) i was going to post this in general but couldn't figure out where general was. is there a public forum out there that an old luddite like me can't find it? and b) my post concerns the fact that i was about to submit my taxes today when i discovered, much to my surprise, that i had TWO 1099's from two different producers that lumped in additional monies to the fees. on one, for example, i got paid a fee of $1000. but the 1099 said $1,203.75. that's because they added my fee and the money they reimbursed me for my petty cash [$203.75] together. which is WRONG.

the second 1099 reflected not only the fee, but added in the per diem as well. which i think is also wrong, but at this point that's only my opnion. i have to get back to my accountant.

bottom line, this is the time of year for the taxes to be addressed. and everyone should take the time to carefully examine their 1099's and W-2's to make sure the information is right. and if it isn't; NOW is the time to ask for explanations or corrections. NOT the day before you submit your taxes.

all the best,

shelley
At 1:38pm on February 09, 2010, Michael F. Snider gave Jacob Coakley a gift
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At 10:14pm on October 13, 2009, Mr. Scott said…
Hello Jacob.

I must say this is a great site. Not only for solving one of my biggest problems - I am shy by nature and find myself running a great little theater business...but I don't like marketing (and hence I am not terribly good at it.) Connecting with people that would be interested in and benefit from Newmark Scenic is one of my most difficult tasks.

But also the layout and configuration kicks ass. If the software running this is pre-packaged it rocks. Rarely have I seen this level of custom control of a blog type site. Recently I went to login, but had no bookmarks. Typing in the URL led me to a hosting service park/marketing page, and I got really concerned that theatre face went down. Then I realized I had typed theaterface.com!

Keep up the good work, it is appreciated.
At 8:38pm on June 30, 2009, Mark A. Fernandes said…
making ground towers, and finishing up on my new redesigned conical connector also is there any place on here where I can show my Qtrac?
At 5:07pm on June 30, 2009, Bruce Bartlett said…
Hi Jacob,
Thanks for making the comment wall available. If anyone has questions about theater mic techniques or microphones, especially stage-floor microphones, I'd be happy to attempt a reply.
Bruce Bartlett
bartlettmics@verizon.net
www.bartlettmics.com
At 1:42pm on June 22, 2009, Jason Phillips said…
...designing a lifetime desire -- The Nutcracker.

New website at: www.jasonphillipsdesigns.com

What's the job situation nation wide? Anyone?
At 1:49pm on May 12, 2009, Sarah Hupcey said…
Thank you! It's a picture from my production of The Mill on the Floss in December last year.
At 5:30pm on April 4, 2009, Tricia Martin said…
I was looking for pictures to post here and came upon a couple of drawings of mine I thought you may like...


(I REALLY like horror movies...heheh)

 
 
 

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